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Don’t Panic, Our Dentist Is Here to Help!

Are you experiencing throbbing pain? Swelling or sharp pains? These are signs that you may need to see a dentist quickly. Read below about some of the most common dental emergencies and how to handle them.

What Is a Dental Emergency?

A dental emergency is an injury to your teeth, gums, mouth, or face that can be potentially serious. Ignoring a dental emergency can increase the risk of permanent damage. For all dental emergencies, it is important to contact our office as soon as the injury occurs. We can help!

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What to Do During a Dental Emergency

1.) Knocked-out tooth

Rinse the tooth gently and put it back into the socket if safe to do so. Otherwise, immerse the tooth in a cup of milk or warm water with a pinch of salt. Contact our office immediately.

2.) Chipped or cracked tooth

Save any pieces possible. Rinse your mouth gently with warm water. Apply cold compresses for swelling and pain, as needed. Contact our office as soon as possible.

3.) Lost crown

If a dental crown becomes loose or falls off the tooth, please contact us immediately for a replacement. Leaving the tooth uncrowned can lead to further tooth damage.

4.) Soft tissue injuries

For injuries causing bleeding in the mouth or gums, rinse your mouth carefully. Hold damp gauze or a dampened tea bag on the site for 15 minutes. If the bleeding continues, contact us immediately!

We Provide Emergency Dental Care in Chicago, IL

If you encounter a dental emergency, always contact our dental office as soon as possible. We can provide step-by-step instructions on how to care for your mouth, or we may ask you to come into the office. If you have any additional dental emergency questions, don’t hesitate to contact us!

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Kimberly Smiles offers a wide variety of dental services to cater to you and your family’s every dental need. Our unique approach to patient care has allowed us to form lasting relationships with our patients over the years.

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